Prison Break

French robber takes hostages and blasts way out of jail

Police officers invastigate around the destroyed door of the Sequedin prison. Photo: AFP

A robber with links to organised crime blasted his way out of jail with explosives yesterday as he took prison wardens hostage in northern France, officials said.

Sunday, 14 April, 2013, 8:09am

120 Libyans escape jail after guard throws in keys

Some 120 prisoners escaped from Libya’s largest jail on Monday after the policeman in charge threw a set of keys into the prisoners’ cells, a security official said.

The mass escape is the latest in a string of incidents which highlight the ongoing instability in Libya a year after the end of the civil war that toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

3 killed in inmate hunt shootout near US border

Prisoners who escaped from Piedras Negras Federal Prison on Monday after a mass prison break which officials suspect was organized by the Zetas drug cartel. Photo: AFP

Authorities in Mexico say three gunmen have been killed after attacking police hunting for inmates who joined in a mass escape from a prison near the US border.

21 Sep 2012 - 5:45pm

Give fugitives a fair chance

I am writing in response to the article '6,000 join hunt for prisoners on run after killing guard' (South China Morning Post, October 20). According to the report, four inmates - all serving life sentences - fled a prison in Inner Mongolia after killing a guard.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Into the wild

Firms eager to improve staff retention and build a stronger sense of corporate identity are boosting training and development budgets, including many team building activities in orientation programmes and management retreats.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

channel hop

The second season of a drama series tends to be make-or-break time for writers and producers. The challenge of coming up with new and interesting plotlines, delving deeper into the characters' lives and maintaining the standards set in the first season without the edge afforded by the novelty of the original premise is a tough one.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Mr Brinker will relish class drop

Popular Stanley Chin can celebrate the loss of his riding allowance in the best possible way at tonight's Happy Valley meeting by taking the local riders' event on the Tony Cruz-trained Mr Brinker.

19 Feb 1997 - 12:00am